Monday, July 20, 2015
Sweetgrass and Pineneedle baskets
I have continued to experiment with sewing sweetgrass coiled baskets.
For this basket I combined sweetgrass coils with
pineneedles. Brown pineneedle coils formed the base.
Using palmetto strips I continued the base and sides
with sweetgrass coils.
The top of the basket has a coil of black pine needles
held with black waxed linen. A sliced walnut was
added to two sides and held in place with a final coil
of black pineneedles.
I coiled red dyed pine needles around a wood burned oval base using waxed linen.
After several rows of red pineneedles, I switched to black pine needles.
I ended the coiled basket with two rows of sweetgrass.